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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The choice for a general OS course., 27 Feb 2003
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G. Avvinti (Sicily, Italy) - See all my reviews
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I had in my hands the first edition of this book and I can assure that this second edition is a big improvement: now it really is "modern". The book covers all of the theoretical aspects of a modern OS, but some chapters are real gems. For example, the chapter on security is a little 100 pages book inside a book. This comes as no surprise considering the interest prof. Tanenbaum have always showed for security issues (e.g. he reserved to security an equally wide space in his Computer Networks book).
Tanenbaum has a gift for explaining and entertaining, and sometime make you ponder about evolutions of technologies, influences on society and other points like these that helps you to "have a break" when studying has started many hours before.
I've used this book, Silberschatz's and Stalling's for my exam on OS. Comparing them on a day by day studying basis, I have no doubt this would be the only one I'd keep if I should, although both Silberschatz's and Stalling's (this one more) have proved very useful as well.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy and quick overview of modern operating system design., 10 Sep 2001
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A general overview of how operating systems work with special emphasis on Windows 2000 and Linux. The first six chapters are more a general introduction to how computers work and could be an introductory text for almost any programmer. The rest of the book gets more interesting, even though nothing is ever described in any deep detail. The only sad thing about this book is a multitude of little errors in grammar, spelling and small inconsistencies between the text and the figures. It's clearly lacking in editing. But none of the little errors can lead to any important misunderstandings. The whole book can be read in a week or so, it's that easy and well written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 28 Jan 2013
This review is from: Modern Operating Systems (International Edition) (Paperback)
Covers so much about OS and hardware interaction. Although you still need practical experience to fully understand RTOS concepts, this book is excellent reference and reading material. Probably the book I used the most for my degree studies.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Readable, 10 May 2004
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Christy "." (Crumlin, Co Antrim) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Modern Operating Systems (International Edition) (Paperback)
The other reviewers give a good technical insight into this book... so here's one that isn't too technical.
The book is very readable, although if you're like me, you will never read a CS book from start to finish. Amount of white space is ok, but colour would have been an advantage. Maybe it's just me, but I find books that cram as much information into as small a space as possible (Java in a Nutshell, Expert Systems by Jackson) and with font sizes equivilant to MS Word Size 8 absolutely impossible to enjoy.
Chapters are very well laid out. Helped me through 2nd Year Systems Software module. This was our course text and the lectures were based on this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars still on page 13, 26 Oct 2004
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This review is from: Modern Operating Systems (International Edition) (Paperback)
still on page thirteen... had to buy it for my course...lots of information...
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